Forms and action due dates for first-year students.
2020-2021 Academic Year
Activate Network, Gmail and STAR Accounts
An activation email has been sent to the email address used to apply to the College. Your network and Gmail account are required in order to complete the following tasks.
|By June 26||
Chaplains’ Office Campus Ministry Questionnaire
To learn more about the Chaplains’ Office and to hear about opportunities for retreats, service, and community building, text the word Campion to 84576, click the link you receive, and sign up for the things you’re interested in. You can also follow us on social media @hc_chaplains. And to get to know you better, we encourage you to fill out the Chaplains’ First-Year Questionnaire.
|By July 6||
Academic Advising Meetings
First-year students will have the opportunity to meet with a faculty advisor between July 13 and July 22 to discuss classes and course selection for the fall. Students interested in meeting with an advisor prior to course selection must complete the form by July 6.
Preliminary Fall 2020 Guide and Acknowledgment and Election of Options Form
Students will receive a Preliminary Fall 2020 Guide via email on July 11. The PDF guide, which will also be posted on the COVID-19 website, contains information about important changes to academics and the student experience for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students will be required to complete the Acknowledgment and Election of Options Form after reviewing the guide.
All students must complete the Acknowledgment and Election of Options Form by July 19 to inform the College of their intentions for the fall semester.
Montserrat Seminar Selection
Online selection of Montserrat seminar choices.
First-Year Questionnaire and Course Preference Form
Complete your First-Year Questionnaire and Course Preference Form in the STAR system.
Complete Quantitative Reasoning and Language Placement
All students need to complete the Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning Assessment (QLRA) online. Most students can complete this assessment in less than one hour. It is designed to assess your quantitative reasoning skills, which is different from traditional mathematics materials.
You may not be familiar with all the concepts on the exam. Do not worry if something is new to you. Read each problem carefully and do your best.
We will use the QLRA to get an overall sense of the quantitative ability of the class as you prepare to begin your education at Holy Cross. In addition, we will use your individual score on this test to better advise you about your preparation for the science and/or mathematics courses you will take at Holy Cross. Only students who have completed the QLRA by July 24, 2020, will be placed in a requested First-Year Course of Interest this summer.
To take the QLRA, log in to Moodle using your network User ID and passphrase. Select Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning Assessment 2024 under the “My Courses” section. Please read the instructions at the top of the QLRA carefully.
|By July 15||
Varsity Student-Athlete Authorization/Consent
It is important that the College obtains a complete and up-to-date medical history on all first-year varsity student-athletes. Each year thereafter, your medical record will be reviewed by our certified athletic trainers and updated as needed.
The requested medical information is vital to both our pre-season screening process and our daily care and prevention program offered to all varsity student-athletes. The athletic training office is staffed by licensed, certified athletic trainers who provide care that includes prevention, recognition, evaluation, rehabilitation, and emergency care for all athletic injuries.
All first-year varsity student-athletes are required to complete these medical forms thoroughly and accurately. You will not pass your pre-season screening, and not be allowed to participate in varsity athletics unless these forms are completed and on file with the sports medicine office.
Health and Sports Medicine forms can be accessed on the College's Health Services website. Medical forms required by health services are to be uploaded on your Patient Portal. Please input your required immunizations into your patient portal. Medical forms required by sports medicine are to be mailed to the Sports Medicine office.
If you have any questions, please contact Sports Medicine at 508-793–2627.
First-Year Roommate Matching Survey/Housing & Board Agreement
To secure your placement in on-campus housing, please complete and sign your Housing and Board Agreement, including the First-Year Roommate Matching Survey found in our housing software program called The Housing Director (THD) – Self-Service. This survey is designed to match students by compatibility according to basic lifestyle habits and preferences.
|By July 31||
Students With Disabilities Requesting Accommodations
Students with disabilities can request accommodations (academic, housing, or dining) to enable full participation in academic and cocurricular pursuits. A student with a disability is defined as one who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the student’s major life activities, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having the impairment. The College admits qualified students regardless of disability and welcomes students with disabilities into every area of life within the College. Eligibility is determined through medical or professional documentation provided to the office by the student. Please see Documentation Guidelines on the Accessibility Services website.
To be considered for accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please input your request and upload your documentation to our Accommodate software program.
|By Aug. 9||
Student ID Card
Take the next step in becoming a Crusader: Get your Holy Cross student ID card. Submit your photo over the summer so we can have your ID card made and ready for you when you arrive.
|By Aug. 12||
Medical Records and Immunizations
All incoming students must complete and submit several medical record forms. It is Massachusetts State Law that all health forms are completed. If you do not hand in your forms, you may be unable to live on campus until forms are submitted.
Forms can be accessed on the College's Health Services website. Students must bring the forms to their medical provider at their entry physical examination and obtain required immunizations and tuberculosis assessment. Health Services will accept a physical exam performed within the past year of entry to college. Health Services prefers that you upload all forms into the student’s medical record form into the Patient Portal.
We recognize the difficulty in getting medical records updated at this time since many doctors are currently not routinely seeing their patients in person. We would like to collect as much of this information from as many students this summer as possible.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m. (ET) on Aug. 13, complete your enrollment.
|By Aug. 15||
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires all students who are enrolled in a college or university to have health insurance that meets levels mandated by the Commonwealth.
The charge for health insurance is automatically posted on the student’s tuition bill. Students may waive the health insurance plan offered through the College only if they have coverage through a U.S.-based health insurance program that is comparable to the commonwealth’s requirements.
Students who do not have comparable coverage should confirm their acceptance of the College plan by completing the online enrollment form. This permits the College to facilitate your enrollment in the plan before the waiver deadline. Instructions on how to waive or enroll in the health insurance plan will be sent via email by mid-June. The deadline for submission of the waiver is Aug. 15. A new waiver must be completedeach year.
You may not waive the health insurance plan if you are an international student or a U.S. citizen living abroad and your health coverage is with an insurance carrier based outside the United States or with a Foreign National Health Service program. After the waiver deadline, a student may enroll in the plan only if they have experienced a loss of coverage from an existing policy.
More information can be obtained on the Bursar’s Office website.
|By Aug. 28||
Tuition and Fees Payments
Fall semester bill for tuition is due.
|By Aug. 31||
Mandatory Online Ever-Fi Coursework
Students must complete all required coursework by this date. Students will be emailed a link to the coursework in late July/early August and reminders will be sent. Coursework includes education on alcohol, drugs, sexual respect, etc. Learn more on the Student Wellness Education website.
|By Jan. 1||Tuition and Fees Payments
Spring semester bill is due.